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1 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July Network for the Coordination and Advancement of sub-Saharan Africa- EU Science & Technology Cooperation Thabisa Mbungwana Department of Science and Technology INTERLINK workshop, 8 July 2009

2 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July What is CAAST-Net? A joint Africa-Europe platform dedicated to advancing bi-regional cooperation in science and technology.A joint Africa-Europe platform dedicated to advancing bi-regional cooperation in science and technology. One of six INCO-NET (Network of International Cooperation) under FP7One of six INCO-NET (Network of International Cooperation) under FP7 Started in 2008Started in 2008

3 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July Objectives of CAAST-Net Facilitate Africa-Europe STI policy dialogue.Facilitate Africa-Europe STI policy dialogue. Prioritize common research for inclusion into FP7.Prioritize common research for inclusion into FP7. Synergy between instruments for Europe-Africa S&T partnershipsSynergy between instruments for Europe-Africa S&T partnerships Enhance Africas participation in FP7.Enhance Africas participation in FP7. Monitor impact of Europe-Africa S&T cooperation policy under FP6 and FP7.Monitor impact of Europe-Africa S&T cooperation policy under FP6 and FP7.

4 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July How does CAAST-Net work? Consortium partners from Europe and AfricaConsortium partners from Europe and Africa Africa: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, South AfricaAfrica: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, South Africa Europe: France, Finland, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UKEurope: France, Finland, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK Work is divided into Work Packages (WP) among consortium membersWork is divided into Work Packages (WP) among consortium members Each WP has an African and a European partnerEach WP has an African and a European partner

5 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July Summary of Work Packages WP 1: An Observatory for Europe-Africa S&T cooperation activities: Gathering the evidence.WP 1: An Observatory for Europe-Africa S&T cooperation activities: Gathering the evidence. WP 2: Synergy between development cooperation instruments and S&T partnerships: Supporting S&T capacity-building and fighting poverty.WP 2: Synergy between development cooperation instruments and S&T partnerships: Supporting S&T capacity-building and fighting poverty. WP 3: Europe-Africa S&T cooperation platforms: Fostering an optimal policy environment for S&T cooperation.WP 3: Europe-Africa S&T cooperation platforms: Fostering an optimal policy environment for S&T cooperation.

6 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July Summary of Work Packages WP 4: Europe-Africa S&T cooperation platforms: Building partnerships for Europe-Africa S&T cooperationWP 4: Europe-Africa S&T cooperation platforms: Building partnerships for Europe-Africa S&T cooperation WP 5: Supporting and strengthening African participation in FP7: Improving information and advisory services.WP 5: Supporting and strengthening African participation in FP7: Improving information and advisory services. WP 6: Knowledge Management and OutreachWP 6: Knowledge Management and Outreach WP 7: Project Establishment and ManagementWP 7: Project Establishment and Management

7 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July Work Package 1 To perform research and analytical work on key strategic issues to inform actions to promote cooperation to be undertaken in other Work PackagesTo perform research and analytical work on key strategic issues to inform actions to promote cooperation to be undertaken in other Work Packages

8 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July WP1 Tasks Identify African science policy objectives and scientific strengths best suited to FP7 cooperation and to recommend how collaboration under these areas could best be supported under FP7Identify African science policy objectives and scientific strengths best suited to FP7 cooperation and to recommend how collaboration under these areas could best be supported under FP7 Develop a set of criteria to identify areas for Europe-Africa collaborationDevelop a set of criteria to identify areas for Europe-Africa collaboration

9 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July WP1 Tasks (cont…) To analyse past and on-going Europe-Africa S&T collaboration under the EU Framework Programmes, and bilateral & multilateral cooperation schemes To analyse past and on-going Europe-Africa S&T collaboration under the EU Framework Programmes, and bilateral & multilateral cooperation schemes

10 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July Work done so far Mapping of EU and African S&T priorities and strengthsMapping of EU and African S&T priorities and strengths Consultative WorkshopConsultative Workshop –Criteria for effective African participation in FP7 Mobility workshopMobility workshop Inventory of African S&T capacity - ongoing negotiationsInventory of African S&T capacity - ongoing negotiations Three thematic workshops on energy, health and transportThree thematic workshops on energy, health and transport

11 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July The future CAASTNet expansion from 2010CAASTNet expansion from 2010 Currently under negotiationCurrently under negotiation

12 Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-Europe Science and Technology Cooperation GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER Wednesday, 30 July Thank you Visit CAAST-Nets website


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